Dimensional changes of the feet in pregnancy

Richard Alvarez, I. A.F. Stokes, D. E. Aspirinio, S. Trevino, T. Braun

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Abstract

Serial measurements of the volume, length, and width of the feet of seventeen pregnant women were made at, or close to, the thirteenth and thirty-fifth weeks of pregnancy and eight weeks postpartum. The same measurements were made twice on a control group of sixteen nulliparous women at intervals that ranged from sixteen to twenty weeks. There was no change in the length or width of the feet in either group. The mean volume of the feet increased 57.2 milliliters between early and late pregnancy (p < 0.001) and decreased by only 8.42 milliliters between late pregnancy and eight weeks postpartum. These changes were attributed to retention of fluid or to an increase in soft tissue and not to stretching or relaxation of the ligaments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume70
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Foot
Pregnancy
Postpartum Period
Ligaments
Pregnant Women
Control Groups

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Dimensional changes of the feet in pregnancy. / Alvarez, Richard; Stokes, I. A.F.; Aspirinio, D. E.; Trevino, S.; Braun, T.

In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, Vol. 70, No. 2, 01.01.1988, p. 271-274.

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Alvarez, Richard ; Stokes, I. A.F. ; Aspirinio, D. E. ; Trevino, S. ; Braun, T. / Dimensional changes of the feet in pregnancy. In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A. 1988 ; Vol. 70, No. 2. pp. 271-274.
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